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Why I “Go” to Church

Why I “Go” to Church

In this edition of Desert Spiritual, Timothy Gunnells talk about three reasons why he "goes" to church and why you should also.

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What Does “In Spirit” Mean?

What Does “In Spirit” Mean?

Most of us in churches of Christ have heard the phrase, “In spirit and truth” used of worship, but what exactly does that mean? To understand what Jesus meant by this phrase, we ...

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Can We Go Back To Being Civil?

Can We Go Back To Being Civil?

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past couple of years, it’s that preachers are some of the harshest people in the world. You write something they don’t agree with, ...

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If You Can’t Say Something Nice

If You Can’t Say Something Nice

“Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for so did their fathers to the false prophets (Luke 6:26).” The sensibilities of many were shocked recently when a sharp obituary ...

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Higher Intelligence

Higher Intelligence

“Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began ...

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Living Life in a Sandwich: What its’ Like to Raise Children and Care for Parents All at Once (Part 4)

Living Life in a Sandwich: What its’ Like to Raise Children and Care for Parents All at Once (Part 4)

In this edition of Desert Spiritual, Timothy Gunnells continues to describe what it's like for his family and other families to take on the care of their aging parents in a home ...

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Aloha Means Goodbye

Aloha Means Goodbye

“They dwell in his tent who are none of his; brimstone is scattered on his dwelling (Job 18:15).” Most people find the Hawaiian Islands to be a paradise, a veritable garden of ...

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We are in the Wilderness, Part 2 – For Church Leaders

We are in the Wilderness, Part 2 – For Church Leaders

In a previous post, we discussed the wilderness journey of the Israelites. When comparing their story to ours, it becomes evident that we are in our own wilderness. 1 Peter 2:11, ...

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Living Life in a Sandwich: What it’s Like to Raise Children and Care for Parents All at Once (Part 3)

Living Life in a Sandwich: What it’s Like to Raise Children and Care for Parents All at Once (Part 3)

In this edition of Desert Spiritual, Timothy Gunnells continues with part 3 of his series about living in the Sandwich generation. He invites you along for the ride as he tells ...

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Slaughter of Innocence

Slaughter of Innocence

“A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted, because they are no more (Matthew 2:18).” ...

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Living Life in a Sandwich: What it’s Like to Raise Children and Care for Parents All at Once (Part 2)

Living Life in a Sandwich: What it’s Like to Raise Children and Care for Parents All at Once (Part 2)

In this edition of Desert Spiritual, Timothy Gunnells continues his series about his family's experience as a part of the Sandwich Generation.

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The Paradox of Greatness

The Paradox of Greatness

Mohammad Ali is considered one of the greatest boxers of all-time. If you asked him, he would let you know what he thinks about himself. He is known for his charismatic ...

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